Agnieszka Sosnowska

August 2023

Agnieszka Sosnowska is a native of Warsaw, Poland, who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Boston University. She has been an elementary school teacher for more than twenty years. She lives on a farm in East Iceland. She photographs every day and uses the camera to take inspiration from her daily life. Sosnowska has been the recipient of an American Scandinavian Fellowship to Iceland, a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship to Poland, and the Hjálmar R. Bárðarson Photography Grant by the National Museum of Iceland. Her series received the Director’s Choice by the Center Awards in 2017 and she has been in Critical Mass’  Top 50 three times. Awarded by LensCulture, In my Backyard won first place in the Visual Storytelling Awards in 2015, and A Year Book won first place in the Exposure Awards in 2020. She has exhibited work in the National Museum of Iceland and The Reykjavik Museum of Photography. In 2021, the Icelandic government awarded her a listamannalaun. The subject of this grant is erosion, on which she has collaborated with writer Ingunn Snædal on this series to combine poetry with image.